Come and see behind the garden gates at Thrive in Battersea Park as we are having an open day at our main garden on East Carriage Drive on Sunday October 2
between noon and 4pm.
Visitors will be able to find out more about the work Thrive carries out in the four gardens in Battersea Park, and in the wider community.
There will be information about all of our programmes running in London and a chance to talk to the staff.
Wandsworth charity 'That Special Place’ will also be showcasing their work on the day. Thrive will have a plant sale and there will be delicious refreshments available, including home-made cakes and Mel Barry will be back curating Art in the Hut showcasing the work of local artists.
Thrive has had a presence in the park since the late 1980s and its’ main garden is on East Carriage Drive where staff work in the stylish eco-friendly building alongside volunteers. Client gardeners nurture the many plants and look after the sales from the kiosk which is open to passers-by every day selling seasonal plants and produce.
The beautiful Old English Garden is also cared for by Thrive and the charity works hard to keep the standards high in this stunning area which was completely transformed in 2012 by designer Sarah Price thanks to the support of Jo Malone London, who remain committed to the charity.
A few metres away in a hidden corner of the park near the Prince Albert Bridge is The Herb Garden where client gardeners look after the many unusual and exotic plants and herbs – including a banana tree! And this year Thrive has taken over The Winter Garden in the park and has just started working in this area two days a week.